The possibilities for paper crafts for kids are endless. Not only are these activities creative and educational, they can also be fun for the whole family.
Jump-start your child’s creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colourful paper.
Crafting with Kids
When it comes to crafting with kids, there’s one magical material that always comes through: paper. Whether it’s construction paper, computer paper, or yesterday’s newspaper.
We know that paper is one of the most versatile craft materials and the best news yet is that most paper crafts are mess-free, so you’re looking for a quick and contained project. All you need to do is to stock up on some coloured craft paper and you’re pretty much ready to go.
Most of the supplies for the following crafts (and more) are available at our stores. We have all types of paper available; including construction paper (also called sugar paper) is a tough, coarse, coloured paper.
Make a Paper Flower Spring Bouquet
Spring is blossoming and what better way to celebrate than with a beautiful bouquet? It’s a clever craft perfect for attentive eyes and busy little fingers.
With just a few supplies, the kiddos will have an easy time assembling these paper napkin flower bundles and spreading joy and happiness with their bright bouquets.
- Paper napkins
- rubber bands
- coloured pipe cleaners
- spray glitter
How to make the bouquet
When you have created the paper flowers, you can add the stems (pipe cleaners) and decorate them with glitter and or paint if you like. Cut a hole in a decorated paper plate; add a doily and it looks like a real bouquet.
Corner Bookmarks for Bookworms
You’ll never lose your place in the book you’re reading if you have a cute corner bookmark. You can make monster or an owl or just a lovely design as you will see from the video folding tutorial below.
- Craft paper – preferably origami paper
- glue and
Make a Cool Paper Airplane
Which adult hasn’t made some kind of folding paper airplane before? Test your paper folding technique with these paper airplanes.
Have the kids decorate the wings before heading outside for an afternoon of flight lessons.
Tips: For best results use a flat, thin-edged ruler. Make good creases along each edge.
By the way, the world record paper airplane is invented by John Collins “the paper airplane guy”.
- a pair of scissors
- a ruler, and
- some double stick tape (optional) to complete
DIY Paper Dinosaur Hat
Make your kids simple dinosaur hats, with spikes trailing down their backs so that they can stomp around to their hearts’ content. This is an easy paper project so you can let the little ones help or even make the dinosaur hats’ themselves.
You’ll have everything you need at home.
- construction paper
Get a Step by Step with great pics at: What we can do with Paper and Glue.
Household Plastics stocks all kinds of great craft supplies from sugar paper (construction paper ) in all colours, to paints and glitter